Valencia County is located in west-central New Mexico. The County Seat is Los Lunas and the largest city is Los Lunas. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.valencia.nm.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 75,817 and the 2010 census population was 76,574. The land area is 1,066.18 square miles and there are 71.8 persons per square mile.
89.8% of the population is White, 1.6% is Black or African American, 59.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 5.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.2% is two or more races. 80.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $133,600, there are 26,894 households, an average of 2.78 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,623, the median household income is $42,506, and 23.6% of the persons in Valencia County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 4,183. Retail sales (in $1000) were $571,343, and sales per capita were $7,995. The percentage of black-owned firms is 1.3%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.1%.
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